>>322197296 Idk but this moment for me was 2001 (I was older than this kid)... I got Final Fantasy X like a little earlier than its official release because my dad was friends with a guy who ran a GameStop... And SSX Tricky. So I was hype. Then out of nowhere when all the gifts had been opened my dad was like "oh anon, you also won that "win it before you can buy it" sweepstakes from Taco Bell for an Xbox ( it had already launched but the winners were technically chosen before the launch and it took forever to ship) and so he dragged that out with a copy of Halo.
Part of what made it magical, is that it WAS magical. Technology was still emerging, console games were constantly breaking new ground, and it was special because it had never been done before. With the advent of modern computing, mass produced hardware that's cheap enough for everyone to have, where anyone can be a game developer, the mysticism has gone, and all we're left with are nostalgic memories which will never be experienced again. Until the next magical breakthrough in technology happens.
>>322198224 funny thing, friend, back then shit was also just as expensive if not moreso.
remember the neo geo selling for $699, remember the 3DO and CDi selling for over $400?
games weren't cheap either, going for upwards of $80 to $100
devs have lost anything that made them want to fucking try anymore, just look at the complete wrecks that become of Capcom and Konami. both companies i NEVER would have thought had that shit happen to them, such as axing franchises and making terrible ports.
Because games were growing like we were. Compare graphics from N64 to something like the later PS2 games. Huge jump.
Now games are in a technology slump. Variety is dying and graphics have reached their limits before VR becomes a thing. Put that on top of gameplay/design being pushed aside for graphical output and we have just a lump.
>>322197296 A kid I know, he's like 10 or 12 range, pretty much has only played Minecraft since it came out. All his friends play Minecraft. For 3 years he's been asking for an ipad and is literally upset and bitches to me that his parents didn't get him an ipad. For his birthday last year, his parents got him a tablet and he got fucking stoked about it for like a month, downloading all the free and cheap games he could. It was running goat simulator, he had like a dozen airplane games and driving games, all kinds of shit, and now he only plays Minecraft.
>>322199000 >>322199062 >>322198834 I sometimes wonder what would happen if reddit or normalfags discovered YTMND. Can you even imagine all the fads and meme's that would rise from the grave. NEDM would live once again.
I miss when I felt like games were real worlds just like ours and I always thought that if you cheat outside of the barriers you could find every other area of their universe and interactive with it. I was a stupid 8 year old but it was great.
Because they made complete, finished, original games that you felt like you actually owned. Now we have a ton of bullshit forced on us where the companies treat us all like suspected pirated with drm and always online shit so they can always be looking over out shoulder.
As you grow, you become more jaded and innocence is gone. Making absolutely everything shittier than back when you were a kid. This includes videogames. Add to the fact that most people here have some form of depression..
>>322197296 because I lived in third world country without internet or PC until I turn 15 and games are freaking expensive. you can live off a month for a price of one console. then after 15 I finally got internet and PC, but I still have to lived with that shitty internet that get disconnect everytime someone called the house phone. trying to play RO with that was a nightmare.
Then I came to US and it was glorious when it take less than 10 mins to download a song.
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